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Obama: Latest ISIL Beheading ‘Heinous;’ U.S. Will ‘Destroy’ Terror Group

(Politico) - President Barack Obama on Saturday denounced the “barbaric” beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. In a White House statement, the president condemned the video, released Saturday, which reportedly shows Goto’s death at the hands of an ISIL militant, as “heinous.” The latest video comes a …

February 1, 2015, 6:48 am ·
Peter King

Rep. Peter King’s Terror Plan: ‘Find Them And Kill Them’

(Newsmax) - The beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto is a “further wake-up call to the world and to America that we’re not dealing with human beings,” Rep. Peter King said Saturday evening. “[We're] not dealing with people that you can negotiate with or people that there is reasoning with,” the New York Republican, a member …

February 1, 2015, 6:44 am ·
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Egypt Foreign Minister: US Explanation Of Muslim Brotherhood Meeting ‘Not Understandable’

(Cairo Post) - The reasons for a meeting between former Freedom and Justice Party members and U.S. State Department officials are “not understandable,” said Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry in Addis Ababa Saturday. U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said Thursday in the daily briefing that a delegation of “former FJP members” organized by Georgetown University, adding …

February 1, 2015, 6:36 am ·
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Japanese PM: We Will Never Forgive Terrorists

Shinzo Abe denounces ISIS’s “heinous and despicable terrorist acts” after group releases video showing execution of hostage. (Arutz Sheva) - A visibly upset Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to “never forgive terrorists” after the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video purportedly showing the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. “I am extremely angry about …

February 1, 2015, 6:30 am ·
John Kerry

Kerry: ‘Enormous Interest’ In New Relationship With Cuba

(AP) - North America has an “enormous interest” in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a weekend meeting with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico. “This is an effort we believe offers the best opportunity for the people of Cuba to improve their lives and to take part in …

February 1, 2015, 6:25 am ·
Public School

Feds Threaten To Take Away $1 BILLION In School Funding From Illinois

(EAG News) - Chicago Public Schools’ decision to administer new Common Core student tests to only about 10 percent of the city’s 600 schools could cost the state over $1 billion in federal aid. In a recent letter to Illinois Schools Superintendent Christopher Koch from assistant U.S. education secretary Deborah Delisle made it clear the state …

February 1, 2015, 6:22 am ·

California Obamacare Program For Costliest Patients Marred By Confusion And Enrollment Glitches

(LA Times) - California’s ambitious effort to save billions of dollars by changing how the state’s costliest patients get treated is on the ropes. The Obamacare program was designed to reduce medical costs by putting more of the nation’s 11 million most challenging and expensive patients into tightly managed care. But the rollout in California — …

February 1, 2015, 6:15 am ·
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After Paris Attacks, Calls To Tighten US Visa Rules

(Yahoo/AFP) - US politicians are calling for changes to a law that allows Europeans and other foreigners to enter the country without visas, citing fears that jihadists could exploit the rules to stage attacks on American soil. The visa waiver program, which covers tourists from 38 countries, represents the “Achilles’ heel of America,” said Senator Dianne …

February 1, 2015, 6:07 am ·

GOP House To Vote Next Week To Repeal ObamaCare

(Foxnews) - The Republican-led House is set to begin February with a vote to repeal ObamaCare, making clear that trying to dismantle the health-care law remains a top priority. The scheduled vote next week was announced in a new memo from House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy to fellow GOP House members in which he said …

February 1, 2015, 6:02 am ·
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Obama Seeks 19% Global Minimum Tax In Bid For Road Money

(Yahoo/Bloomberg) -  President Barack Obama will propose that U.S.-based companies pay a minimum 19 percent tax on their future foreign earnings, capturing profits that are now often beyond the government’s reach. Obama will also seek a 14 percent mandatory tax on about $2 trillion in stockpiled offshore profits, said two people familiar with his budget proposals, …

February 1, 2015, 5:59 am ·
Women's Mosque

Los Angeles Now Home to America’s First All-Women Mosque

(Breitbart) – On Friday, Los Angeles became home to the first mosque in the United States to be dedicated solely to women, marking the first time the traditional Friday call to prayer (jumma’a) and subsequent sermon (khutbah) was led by a female. While female-only mosques exist in China, this is the first of its kind in …

January 31, 2015, 7:59 pm ·
Russel Wilson

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson: ‘God Comes First In My Life’

(Daily Surge) – Even if you’re pulling for the New England Patriots to win in Super Bowl XLIX, it’s hard to dislike Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The guy’s a class act all around. And while most of the talk surrounding the upcoming game has focused on either Tom Brady’s deflated balls or on Marshawn Lynch’s hostility …

January 31, 2015, 7:32 pm ·
Obama Money

Obama: ‘We Can Afford’ $74B Spending Increase

(Washington Times) – Despite a national debt over $18 trillion, President Obama said Saturday the nation can afford the major spending increases he’ll put forward in his fiscal year 2016 budget, due out Monday. In his weekly address, Mr. Obama made the case that the federal government has the money to invest in infrastructure, education …

January 31, 2015, 7:28 pm ·
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Rep. Ed Royce: Keep Gitmo Open Until War With Taliban Ends

(Newsmax) – The Guantanamo Bay prison should remain open until the struggle with the Taliban is over, Rep. Ed Royce, who chairs the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said Saturday. “I would suggest that with both the Pakistani government at war with the Taliban and with the Taliban at war with us and with the …

January 31, 2015, 7:24 pm ·
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Internet Awaits New Federal Rules

(ABC News) – Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he’s keeping that question in mind as he pitches the biggest regulatory shake-up to the telecommunications industry since 1996, when people still used noisy modems and referred to the “information superhighway” as a fun way to buy books or …

January 31, 2015, 7:23 pm ·
Empty Classroom

School District May Screen Students For Depression, Anxiety In Classroom

(CBS News) – Minnesota’s largest school district is discussing screening high school students for depression and anxiety in the classroom. As part of a state grant to improve mental health services, Anoka-Hennepin schools could offer a screening as soon as next fall. Dr. Nita Kumar, a mental health consultant for the district, said Friday that the …

January 31, 2015, 7:21 pm ·

Spain’s Radical Leftist Party Shows Strength in Big Rally

(AP) – At least 100,000 people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece’s Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year. Podemos supporters from across Spain converged around the Cibeles fountain Saturday before packing the avenue …

January 31, 2015, 7:19 pm ·
Jeb Bush

Bush Emerging as Frontrunner in Unsettled Field

(Washington Post) – Mitt Romney’s decision to forgo a third try at the White House has settled the question of whether the 2016 GOP presidential field has a front-runner — bestowing a coveted status on former Florida governor Jeb Bush that also raises new challenges and perils. Republicans have a tradition of picking an anointed …

January 31, 2015, 7:17 pm ·
Scott Walker

POLL: Scott Walker Surges in Iowa

(Bloomberg) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is surging, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is an also-ran and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is dominating in a new poll of Iowans likely to vote in the nation’s first presidential nominating contest. The Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll, taken Monday through Thursday, shows Walker leading a …

January 31, 2015, 7:14 pm ·